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H.R. 15405 (94th): Department of Women’s Affairs Act

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A bill to establish a department of Women's Affairs in the executive branch of the Federal Government.

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Sponsor and status

Sep 2, 1976
94th Congress, 1975–1976
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 2, 1976, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bella Abzug

Representative for New York's 20th congressional district




Sep 2, 1976

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H.R. 15405 (94th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 94th Congress, which met from Jan 14, 1975 to Oct 1, 1976. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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